Thanks for the post! How are you now?
Waking up with a pounding heart could be due to disturbed sleep, bad dreams, anxiety, heart problems, low blood pressure, low sugar, severe acidity or a panic attack. You have to rule out the causes one by one. How does the pounding stop? The answer to this question could be the key to diagnosis. I think you should discuss this with your doctor.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Hi, I saw a special once about someone who had these same symptoms. he would awaken in the middle in the night with heart palpitations that got progressively worse, he had to be rushed to the hospital.
anyway, he had severe sleep apnea. basically this means that during sleep, specifically REM sleep, he would stop breathing, lack of oxygen causes the heart to go into cardiac arrest, which could account for these symptoms.
i advise you to go to a sleep clinic to monitor your sleep and check for sleep apnea. if you do infact have this, you'll be required to use a CPAP machine every night, but you'll be cured
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.